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From Glory To Goo is a new base-building RTS where you defend against gooey aliens

By Liam Dawe,
From Glory To Goo is a new upcoming real-time strategy game from Stratagem Blue that has me a little excited, and so far the demo seems to work quite well on Linux.

Combined Arms, the big free retro C&C and Red Alert combo 1.0 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Combined Arms brings Command & Conquer and Red Alert action mashed together into a single OpenRA powered game and the 1.0 release is out now.

Post-apocalyptic real-time strategy game Retro Commander is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Up for some more classic RTS action? Retro Commander from Noble Master is now officially released after 6+ years in development.

Warzone 2100 4.4.0 Beta 1 brings new high-quality terrain

By Liam Dawe,
Ah, what a classic! Warzone 2100 is a quality real-time strategy game that was originally a full proprietary commercial release from 1999 that's nowadays free and open source and it only keeps getting better!

Planetary Annihilation devs reveal Industrial Annihilation

By Liam Dawe,
The developers of Planetary Annihilation (well, some of them at least) have announced Industrial Annihilation, a full sequel that blends in factory building with the RTS elements.

OpenRA for classic RTS gaming version 20231010 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Turns out my RSS reader broke and so I missed a bunch of great stuff recently, like a brand new stable public release of the excellent OpenRA game engine for classic RTS games like Command & Conquer, Red Alert and Dune 2000.

Love classic RTS games? Check out D.O.R.F. Real-Time Strategic Conflict

By Liam Dawe,
D.O.R.F. Real-Time Strategic Conflict is an upcoming RTS based on the OpenRA game engine, and it looks really promising so it's going to be one to keep an eye on.

Real-time strategy game Dinolords has you defend against Danes riding Dinosaurs

By Liam Dawe,
Featuring a mixture of real-time strategy, city-building, resource gathering and… medieval dinosaurs. Well then, that's definitely a unique mixture and Dinolords went right into my wishlist.

Tempest Rising brings back memories of Command & Conquer

By Liam Dawe,
Tempest Rising is an upcoming base-building RTS from Slipgate Ironworks and 2B Games with publishing via THQ Nordic and 3D Realms and a first playable preview is out with the first GDF mission.

OpenRA has a new playtest with another Red Alert mission

By Liam Dawe,
The OpenRA developers are steadily working towards the next stable releasing to continue supporting Red Alert, Command & Conquer and Dune 2000 on modern platforms with full cross-platform play.

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition gets a free starter edition

By Liam Dawe,
Oh how I do love a good RTS. Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition now has a special free starter edition available on Steam.

Airships: Conquer the Skies gets a DLC adding in captains and governors

By Liam Dawe,
Have you played Airships: Conquer the Skies? It's a game about building fearsome airships and land vehicles to give you the edge in massive aerial battles.

MicroProse now publishing Dying Breed a retro RTS like Command & Conquer

By Liam Dawe,
Announced today, Dying Breed from Sarnayer that blends together the classic style and gameplay in the original Command & Conquer but with Zombies is now being published by MicroProse.

Command & Conquer - Combined Arms - the huge OpenRA mod adds more missions

By Liam Dawe,
Easily one of my favourite game packs made with OpenRA is Command & Conquer - Combined Arms, bundling together the Allies, Soviets, Nod, GDI and the Scrin. A new release is out in v0.91 expanding the content a fair bit.

Aliens: Dark Descent is very real-time XCOM and I love it

By Liam Dawe,
Finally, another Aliens game to sink my teeth into. I've been playing Aliens: Dark Descent and overall I'm pretty damn happy with the experience.

The King's Campaign will be playable on Steam Deck and Linux desktop at release

By Liam Dawe,
The King's Campaign from Reverie World Studios and Bad Logic Studios is releasing July 13th, and they've recently detailed work to improve it on Steam Deck.

Pixel art RTS TFC: The Fertile Crescent adds in factions and dynamic music

By Liam Dawe,
TFC: The Fertile Crescent is a great fast-paced pixel-art take on an RTS, a little in the spirit of Age of Empires and similar games. The latest update is the biggest yet adding in a faction system.

Arcane Wilds kicks off with some refreshing RTS ideas

By Etienne Mahler,
Have you been someone who loved playing games like Starcraft and Age of Empires primarily in multiplayer mode with your friends, or do you still play them? Then I might have something for you that could make your competitive RTS heart beat faster and bring some fresh ideas.

Proton Hotfix gets Minecraft Legends working on Steam Deck & Linux desktop

By Liam Dawe,
Minecraft Legends just recently released on Steam and sadly at release it just wouldn't run, a quick bug report later and Valve has already solved it with Proton Hotfix.

Upcoming base-building RTS 'Dying Breed' set after a WW2 nuclear holocaust

By Liam Dawe,
Set in an alternate timeline where WW2 ended in a full nuclear holocaust, the classic base-building RTS named Dying Breed is worth keeping an eye on. You can even try a demo right now.
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